World Championship Update: Leafs Doing Things

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 20 2014 07:17PM

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In case you forgot, the IIHF World Hockey Championship is going on as we speak! It's an event that kids of some backgrounds aspire to win, and others aspire to never participate in, because that means they didn't spend enough time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs, of course, spent no time in the playoffs, and as such have a bunch of guys playing. The Group Stages are done, so here's a quick guide to what's happened so far. 

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Mailbag: Yay Fireworks

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 19 2014 09:23AM

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Today is a big day for a lot of people. You eat a bunch of food, see a bunch of friends, blow up some colourful gunpowder in the sky, and then rush back across the highway to get home, preparing for work the next day. Well, for most people. I actually did my fireworks on Sunday. I also wrote this mailbag on Sunday and put it to delayed publish. Time to clean my room, or something.

Also, this mailbag completes a milestone. I've now posted an article or more on The Leafs Nation every day for the past 100 days. Hooray for pointless accomplishments! Now, here are some responses.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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Sustainability and the Toronto Marlies

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 18 2014 01:15PM

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Going into the Western Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. The first round consisted a three game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals. The second round consisted of a four game sweep of the Chicago Wolves. This team has to be in the discussion of best AHL playoff teams ever, right? Well, not exactly. A lot of things are going the right way for them.

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Who's Left? Conference Finals Edition

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 17 2014 08:35PM

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If there's one thing that the Leafs have at an elite level, it's a self-deprecating fan base. But, what's a strong gun without ammo? Here's a list of former Leafs still playing in the NHL and AHL playoffs as of today.

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Marlies Sweep Chicago Wolves

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 16 2014 08:19PM

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The Toronto Marlies found themselves in prime opportunity today to do something outside of the expectation for any team, not just themselves. A win tonight would knock out the Chicago Wolves and send the blue and white to the Western Conference Finals without having yet lost a game.

Certainly nothing that anybody would predict, but they got the job done again tonight, winning the game, and the series,  4-0.

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